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st: Re: memory limitation
Hugh Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote
> Currently I am using a Pentium 4 processor and Windows XP Professional
> operating system. The maximum amount of memory available to Stata is
> approximately 1.3 gig.
> I would like to have 10-16 gigs of memory, the more the better.
> What do people suggest?
> Should I try to work around the limitation on Windows? Should I consider
> another operating system and/or hardware platform?
The maximum theoretical amount of memory available to an application
running on a 32-bit Windows system is 2 GB. In practice, Windows
typically will provide up to 1.3 to 1.7 GB, depending on the system
If Hugh needs to allocate 10-16 GB to Stata, he will need to look
into getting one of the three 64-bit Unix platforms currently
supported by Stata: Sun Solaris, Compaq Tru64 (formerly Digital Unix
on the DEC Alpha platform), or SGI IRIX.
Hugh--I would be happy for you to contact me off-list if you would like
to discuss further hardware/software platforms that might work best for
your particular project requirements.
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